Bark cloth stencil

Production date
08 Oct 1982
Country
Fiji
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Description
Bark cloth stencil, Draudrau, cut from cardboard. It has been used with dye made from Dogo mangrove bark, to which chimney soot has been added. This stencil prints a rectangle 78mm x 39mm which features a wavy line with a saw tooth arc above it, suggesting the sun rising over the ocean
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Measurements
L147 x W81mm
Media/Materials description
Card/Cardboard (Paper)
History and use
This is a stencil used for making decorations on tapa. This is one method used in the Pacific for creating designs.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E11816.15

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